Tags: life

where is my mind

Oh...HI

So, I've completely abandoned this thing since finishing my project. I will update you all, that is, if you haven't been following me already on my Tumblr. If you're not, then I suggest you do that straight away.

It's been about...nearly 2 months since my last post. I've been creating works of art in my living room from paintings to magazine paper portraits to drawings with colorful markers. I've been getting down with my bad self and seeing live shows, drinking beer and other fun drinks. I've been hanging out with my friends and planning trips to take for the summer. I renewed my lease for another year. I was considering moving to Cali, but I will have to save that for another time. I've been taking photos with my film camera. I felt like I neglected it for an entire year because I was so concerned about getting that photo of the day out there on a daily basis. It feels really, really nice to take a break from that. I want to venture out and do different things like I said. I'm looking for another job constantly. I was promoted. I get a little more hours than I used to, so that is definitely helping out. I'm still planning on getting this turtle tattoo on my ribcage, and have been actively seeking for the right artist to draw it on my body. My hair is still dark brown and I think I'm going to attempt to dread it again, especially if I don't get hired for these jobs I've been eyeing. I'm really looking forward to the summer season more than ever. I'm also still knitting and making jewelry to sell on my Etsy page. I still have not yet completed all that, but I am constantly working. I've been reading a lot; my goal is to read 23 books this year. If you have suggestions on what I should pick up, please leave it in the comments section. I have been tobacco free for about a month now. I'm still playing my bass and was even invited to join a friend's band as their bassist haha...how cool would that be.


Oh, and also, I signed up to participate in this Focus Project 2011 contest deal. You should vote for me so I could possibly win money or even a trip to NYC. It would really be a dream come true as you know, but I'm really not expecting to win at all. I just want to try it out and have a little fun with it. Vote for me if you haven't already. One vote per day...so if you wanna stay committed to that then...by all means. Thanks everyone. See you soon.
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Day one of festivities. I hung out with CiCi before work for our usual routine of meeting up at Dunkin Donuts and discussing life over iced coffees. CiCi and I both have the same birthday. I sometimes feel like we're one in the same person. Maybe that has something to do with it.

After eating this delicious deep dish pizza with spinach and garlic, we're going to Meghan's to hang out. Let the fun begin!
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This morning was a good morning. Decided to hop on the train and hang around the Belmont stop for a few. Visited Dunkin Donuts and a few shops. Finally have a mat for the bathroom. It looks like a fuzzy green flower...or maybe green slime. Anyway, it brightens things up a bit. We bought this pasta shaped like cats and some dish towels so we can stop using my face towels (bleh!).

There's a neat video store around in this area, which I hadn't noticed before. They have some decent movies and their policy is pretty sweet. We don't have to pay until we give it back. So we rented District 13, which is like a French version of District 9. We've been trying to look for it for a while and finally came across it. Should be good.

Has anyone seen Whip It directed by Drew Barrymore? That was going to be my next choice.

After coming home, I found out something very exciting. I came in first place and won 126 bucks in that photo competition on Competico for "Best Portrait". Check it out here: ; But thanks to everyone who voted for me. :)
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I think I've calmed down since yesterday...

Tonight I'm going to see my friend's band preform at a popular bar on the north side. It's always cool when I get to see him on stage and I think to myself, "Wooww, I know him!" His band is quite successful and they do a lot of shows every month.

Anyway, I'm excited and cannot wait for tonight. I expect Cici to be here shortly and the fun will begin from there on...

Come out!
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I'm sick and tired of having to please people. I do what I do because it is beneficial to me. I have people asking me why I haven't attempted to get a job in photography, which is not the case at all. I've applied to several places and shown my portfolio, and some times, people are not looking for the type of work that I do, which is fine. I've had people suggest that I do wedding photography and taking pictures of kids and pets and whatever else. Like I haven't thought of all of this already. I have a job. Yes, it's not the greatest job, but it is a job. And you know what, I make some good money now. I get benefits and good experiences, the whole shebang. I obviously will not stay there for the rest of my life; it is clearly not my passion. But for the time being, it works out pretty damn well for me.

I may have passed up on opportunities, but who the hell hasn't done that? I feel that I have done a lot with my work. I've been in 5 galleries, been published, won awards and cash prizes, and I even published my own book. I mean, what more do you people want from me? Don't say that I'm not trying, because I am. Things like this take a lot of time and effort AND money. No one can understand the amount of work that I do, only I can. Everyone just likes to talk and talk and talk. Stop worrying about me, and worry about yourself.

I will be fine. And one day, I will have a job doing something that I love. Why is everyone in such a fucking rush? Everyone is too busy; everyone is on the go and saving this money for this thing. Everything has to be done right here, right now. JUST. SHUT. UP.